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Clay Short: Steady commercial development activity ongoing in Northeast Mississippi

By: DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal There is still steady development activity in the major, yet small, markets in Northeast Mississippi. Tupelo is getting a West Tupelo grocery store, we’re told, finally. The Community Development Foundation is pioneering The Hive, which is purported to be a “next generation” business park to which they are recruiting advanced tech firms, among others. ...

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Tupelo airport boardings hit high with Contour

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • Contour Airlines has been providing air taxi service from Tupelo to Nashville since April 2016, and it has grown steadily. Last month, there were 1,528 passenger boardings in Tupelo, the most since Contour’s arrival, and the most in airport history since June 2009. So far this year, Tupelo has recorded 12,799 boardings, ...

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TAG Truck Center investing $10M, adding jobs in new facility

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO – In Tupelo since 1987, the TAG Truck Center is moving into newer digs by March on McCullough Boulevard. It’s a nearly $10 million investment. TAG Truck Center provides parts and services for all makes of new and used trucks, and offers A/C service, DOT inspections, express lane service, motorhome service, oil and ...

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GTR airport sets all-time passenger record

The Golden Triangle Regional Airport near Columbus set a new record in the month of October for the number of passengers traveling from the airport.  With more than 5,000 passengers boarding flights in October, it exceeded last year’s October total by 25%.  In addition, because of the increased number of travelers the flights were over 90% full. Mike Hainsey, the ...

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‘Leaving the edge’ Man finds place in fire, exotic cats

By ZACK PLAIR / Commercial Dispatch CALEDONIA — A “flow zone” is a mental state where nothing matters except what you’re doing right then. “Every breath and movement is in sync and you’re just dancing,” Danny Blackman explained. “You feel everything you’re doing, and it just feels right.” Since walking down a cliff in San Diego overlooking the Pacific Ocean ...

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Veteran ranger heading to country’s first national park

By WILLIAM MOORE / Daily Journal Sarah Davis has enjoyed her time in Tupelo and has nothing but praise for the people and environment. “The people are friendly, Tupelo is a great size town with a great location,” said Davis, the chief ranger for the Natchez Trace Parkway. “It’s five hours to the beach and four hours to the mountains. ...

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Commercial and condo building planned for Tupelo’s Fairpark

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal The Fairpark District in downtown Tupelo will be the home of a multi-level building that will house commercial space as well as condominiums. The Legacy Building as it’s called will take up 31,000 square feet and will be built in the heart of the Fairpark District. It has 10,000 square feet of commercial space ...

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Proposed short-term rental limits draw debate in Starkville

Supporters and opponents are clashing over proposals to restrict short-term home rentals in a north Mississippi college town. The city of Starkville held its second public input session Tuesday for proposed changes that would affect rentals in single-family residential neighborhoods. About 50 people attended the forum where supporters said that short-term rental companies, such as Airbnb, threaten the integrity and ...

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Sam Stevens reflects on more than half a century of the automobile world

By RAY VAN DUSEN / Monroe Journal AMORY – Lessons in leadership and tricks of the automobile trade picked up from some of Detroit’s finest led to fond years for Sam Stevens selling cars locally and doing progressive behind the scenes work for the Amory School District. For years, Sam Stevens Motors was an Amory mainstay, but the former car ...

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Dirt Cheap Distribution Center adding 70 workers in Blue Mountain

By TINA CAMPBELL MEADWOS / Southern Sentinel BLUE MOUNTAIN • Channel Control Merchants LLC, also known as the Dirt Cheap Distribution Center, is looking to add 70 full time positions at its Blue Mountain facility. On Thursday, the company will host a fall open house and job fair at the Blue Mountain location at 30 Industrial Dr., from 9 a.m. to ...

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